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Guardian spirit
7th century CE-early 8th century CE

earthenware, pigments, gold
28.4 × 10.4 × 15.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Henan / Shaanxi province, north China, China
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1951
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Feline figure, seated upright on haunches, open mouthed with fangs and protruding tongue, ears facing forward with side bristles and curling mane, full tail to one side. On rectangular base. Gilding with red and black pigment on translucent light green glaze.